Bustle Tea (November)

Bustle Tea (November)

In November was Stephanie’s annual Pumpkin tea. This year instead of Regency, she went with Bustle era. I do not have a bustle, but I lucked out on Facebook and scored a bustle gown and an 1880s tea gown (bustle era!) that fit me perfectly. I just had to hem them a bit. This gown is specifically from the Truly … Continue Reading →

Gunston Hall (November)

Gunston Hall (November)

I’m back for another one in my series “remember when we could go places and be near other people?” This also is a part of my “I’m now 7 month behind in my blogging so it’s good we haven’t done anything or gone anywhere in 3 months” series. So in November, Natasha organized a picnic at Gunston Hall in Virginia. … Continue Reading →

Mount Vernon Colonial Market Fair

Mount Vernon Colonial Market Fair

In September we met up with Mike & Gloria and Rebecca and her family at Mount Vernon for their Colonial Market Fair. It was still too hot for costumes, and Rebecca and I had kids, so we just went for fun! I liked this sign. This glassmaker had beautiful stuff. I especially liked the Harry Potter inspired ones! We listened … Continue Reading →

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18th century fair (July)

At the end of July, I met up with Rebecca and her family. She had bought me something at the Jane Austen festival so this was a good excuse to get together! The historical society in Baltimore was having an 18th century market/demo event, so we met first for breakfast and then checked out the market. It was way too … Continue Reading →

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Carolyn’s Goodbye Party (June 2019)

In June, Carolyn had one last costume party at the beautiful Capitol Hill house they had been renting for the last few years. We were very sorry to see Carolyn go, it was so nice having her in DC! I was going to be a little late to the party, so I wanted something quick and easy to change into … Continue Reading →

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Celestial Ball

Next up, we are into May! Thanks to Janine and Ron babysitting for us, we were able to attend the Celestial Ball at Gadsbys Tavern. I was just a tad slow to realize that the ball was on… May the 4th. Also known as Star Wars Day. Get it? Celestial Ball? Anyhoo, once I realized, I sprang into action. I … Continue Reading →

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AwesomeCon 2019

I only went to AwesomeCon for one day, but I had a great time. I got to hang out with Mike and Gloria and do a photoshoot with them, and I got some quality time in with Janine at the Princess Awesome booth, since she was helping boothsit for them, and I was happy just to hang out. Plus my … Continue Reading →

Salem/Costume Con Days 2 and 3

Salem/Costume Con Days 2 and 3

Back to CostumeCon! I already posted about Gloria and I and our Friday sightseeing in Salem. After our day, we headed back to the hotel to get dressed up to go to the social. I brought my Anovos Trek dress because it was easy to pack and wear. Meanwhile back at home, Doug and the munchkin were grocery shopping: With … Continue Reading →

Salem/Costume Con, travel + Day 1

Salem/Costume Con, travel + Day 1

In March, Gloria and I adventured to right outside Salem, MA for CostumeCon! She was an awesome roommate and we had a great time seeing friends and doing some sightseeing! At the airport: Meanwhile at home… I missed Elena terribly! And Doug of course. He took Elena on a trip to Pittsburgh to see his family, which was a huge … Continue Reading →

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Francaise Dinner 2019

Also this past spring, was the 2019 Francaise dinner. Doug and I were supposed to go and Janine and Ron were going to babysit for us… and then Elena got sick and I didn’t want to expose them to germs (especially given how Baby Plague 2018 turned out). So instead Janine went as my guest and Doug stayed home with … Continue Reading →

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The New Kit-Cat Club photo shoot

So Mike & Gloria of In the Long Run Designs have been doing this really cool project called the new Kit-Cat Portraits. When they were at the National Portrait Gallery in London, they saw a room of portraits of men (of course) who were members of the Kit-Cat Club, which was an 18th literary/dining club. The portraits have an interesting … Continue Reading →

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Victorian Tea

After Longwood Gardens, we headed to the DuPont Hotel for our tea. Kat was kind enough to let me use her room to change and also gave me a hairpiece which I used just for fun. This was butter and lemon curd, but it looked like an egg yolk! The huge dining room: Meanwhile, Doug took Elena over to a … Continue Reading →